Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2014 Lifetime Pilots
DELIVERANCE CREEK (backdoor pilot)
STUDIO: Nicholas Sparks Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television
TEAM: Melissa Carter (w), Theresa Park (ep) Elise Henderson (co-ep)
LOGLINE: At the end of the Civil War, Belle Barlowe attempts to defend her family’s land by any means necessary. When the corrupt bank that runs their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the stakes become personal, setting off a chain of events that force her to question whether it’s better to be good or to survive.
CAST: Lauren Ambrose, Wes Ramsey, Yaani King, Christopher Baker
STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment PASSED ON; SHOPPING TO OTHER NETWORKS
TEAM: Glenn Porter (w, co-ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Michael Lohmann (co-ep), Darren Star (d, ep)
LOGLINE: After a head injury alters her outlook on life, an uptight Director of Human Resources for a global company throws standard corporate practices out the window and inspires the business to strive for new ambitions and profits.
CAST: Alicia Silverstone, Greg Germann, Will Kemp, Kallee Stewart
THE LOTTERY PICKED UP TO SERIES; 10-EPISODE ORDER
STUDIO: Grady Girl Prods/Warner Horizon Television
TEAM: Rick Eid (ep), Timothy J. Sexton (w, ep), Dawn Olmstead (ep), Danny Cannon (d)
LOGLINE: In a world where women have stopped having children, 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. Government interests and power begin to dominate one of the most personal and basic elements of humanity: the right to have a family.
CAST: Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei, Lesley-Ann Brand, Louise Lombard, David Alpay
UN-REAL PICKED UP TO SERIES; 10-EPISODE ORDER
TEAM: Marti Noxon (w, ep), Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (w, p), Sally DeSipio (ep), Bill Davenport (ep), Roger Kumble (d)
LOGLINE: Goes behind-the-scenes of a hit competition dating show to follow the experiences of a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with (and among) the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program’s producers demand. Inspired by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s short film Sequin Raze.
CAST: Shiri Appleby, Josh Kelly, Freddie Stroma